This one minute video shows the Benecia "Mothball" shipyard as it stood in 1988. The shipyard is located in Suisun Bay, near Benecia, California. Ships that served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam were anchored here.
The original mission of the mothball fleet was to preserve them so that they could become battle ready within a month. Over time, this mission was abandoned and the fleet allowed to rust and deteriorate beyond repair. Most ships were sold for scrap. A few were salvaged and moved else where.
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